Call for Articles: YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies No.8

Deadline: 4 August 2019

Annual of Istanbul Studies, which has been published by the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Istanbul Research Institute since 2012, featuring many valuable articles by distinguished writers over the course of 7 issues, is being relaunched with its new title, YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies.

Our publication which presents current research articles dealing with civilizations that existed in the city, written, oral and material cultures, the changing historical and human geographies of the city, traces of human and non-human actors, from the prehistoric era until today will be transformed into a double blind peer-reviewed journal to appear in national and international scientific publication indices. Thus, we are aiming to incorporate a larger variety of content in YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies and to increase its recognition. We believe that working with a larger advisory board from various disciplines will also have a positive impact on the development, increase, and institutionalization of Istanbul-related study fields. Starting from the eighth issue, which is due to appear at the end of 2019, the journal will publish double blind peer-reviewed individual articles as well as special section articles, essays (Meclis) , book and exhibition reviews, and a regularly updated Istanbul bibliography.

YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies will be open access through online platforms, as it will also continue to be published in its print form.

YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies is accepting submissions of original articles in Turkish or English by researchers working on the history, architecture and history of art, archaeology, sociology, anthropology, geography, urban planning, urban studies, and other related fields with focus on various periods of the city.

Articles submitted for publication in the journal will be first evaluated by the editors of the journal, or by the editors of that specific issue. Articles deemed suitable by editors in terms of subject matter and quality will be sent anonymously to two separate reviewers elected among the Advisory Board in accordance with their expertise, or again designated by the Advisory Board. Reports from the double blind reviewers will be combined with the comments of the editors and sent back to the author. Depending on their quality and relevance, articles may be accepted or rejected, or the author may be asked to revise the work.

The review process is mandatory for research articles, while book reviews and essays shall only require editorial evaluation. The editors of the YILLIK pledge to complete the submission processes as quickly and as constructively as possible. Our aim is to limit the duration of the evaluation process, from the submission to the journal to the forwarding of reviewer reports to the author, to 6 weeks.

Among articles sent for publication in YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies by doctoral students or researchers who have defended their doctoral thesis within the last 5 years, one article will be awarded the YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies Early Career Article Prize. The winning article will be awarded a 3.000 TL prize, as well as a 5-year subscription to the print version of YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies.

Articles, essays, and book reviews for the eighth issue of YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies, which will appear in December 2019, should be sent to istanbulstudies@iae.org.tr by August 4, 2019. Those who wish to submit a book or exhibition review are strongly recommended to ask for the opinion of the Editorial Board in order to avoid duplicate reviews.

Before submitting your article, please refer to our submission and publishing style rules.

For submission and questions: istanbulstudies@iae.org.tr

Call for Papers: ‘Byzantium between East and West’, Mediterranean Historical Review Special Issue

Deadline: 31 March 2020

David Jacoby, one of the leading historians of Byzantium, passed away in October 2018. Prof. Jacoby was a member of the international board of the Mediterranean Historical Review, and contributed to it in various ways. His research in the fields of trade, economy and society, revealed not only the Mediterranean aspects of these Byzantine activities, but also the importance that Byzantine history holds for the study of the Mediterranean. We regret this loss very much. To commemorate his lifelong achievements in the field of Mediterranean history, the MHR intends to publish a special issue dedicated to the theme “Byzantium between East and West”. We invite scholars to propose articles addressing this theme in view of the special position of Byzantium between the Levant, Eastern Europe and the Latin West. Byzantium boasts a history of over 12 centuries, maybe more than any other Mediterranean civilization. We wish to address the unique position it held, both geographically and chronologically, in the history of the region. Papers may deal with any aspect of the subject in history, art history or archaeology, in any timeframe (narrow or wide) and in local, global or entangled perspective. All papers will be peer-reviewed following the Journal’s normal evaluation process.

The call for papers is also available at https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09518967.2019.1594088.

Call for Articles: Frankokratia: A Journal for the Study of Greek Lands under Latin Rule (to appear from 2020)

Frankokratia (Gr. Φραγκοκρατία, or ‘Frankish rule’) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal committed to publishing original research on all areas of the Greek world where Latin (‘Roman Catholic’) populations from western Europe settled in the aftermath of the crusades. Collectively known as ‘Franks’ in the East irrespective of their exact place of origin, these settlers established shorter- or longer-lived polities on lands formerly belonging to the Byzantine Empire and inhabited by people of the Greek (‘Orthodox’) and various Eastern Christian rites, Jews and Muslims. Although the core focus of the journal lies on the regions conquered in the context of the Third and Fourth Crusades, to embrace the full breadth of this phenomenon the journal’s chronological and geographical scope ranges widely from the conquests of Southern Italy and Antioch in the eleventh century to the fall of the last Venetian colonies in the eighteenth century.

Frankokratia has been conceived as an interdisciplinary forum bringing together innovative work by specialists in archaeology, architecture, art, codicology, culture, diplomacy, economics, language, law, literature, musicology, numismatics, politics, religion, society, theology, war, and all related topics. Moreover, it aspires to bridge the perennial epistemological divide between western medieval and Byzantine studies and to overcome the mutual isolation of specialists on Greece, Cyprus, and other regions, offering a venue for the publication of collaborative research efforts and encouraging the fruitful cross-pollination between these and other fields. The journal welcomes the submission of both broader historiographical surveys and more focused studies, including essays presenting previously unpublished source material in the form of texts and images. This versatility in terms of content and methodology will allow Frankokratia to broach the multifaceted issues raised by the study of the complex societies of the Greco-Latin sphere in a more holistic fashion, helping weave a richer tapestry of the history and culture of the post-classical Mediterranean.

For further information, see: https://brill.com/view/journals/fra/fra-overview.xml

Call for articles: Akropolis: Journal of Hellenic Studies

Akropolis: Journal of Hellenic Studies is an international peer-reviewed, open access scholarly journal, devoted to the study of Hellenic culture and civilization from antiquity to the present, featuring high-quality research articles and book reviews in all areas of Hellenic studies: philosophy, religion, archaeology, history, law, politics, literature, philology, art.

High quality contributions – regardless of tradition, school of thought or disciplinary background – are welcome. The editorial board equally values disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies. The highest editorial standard is ensured by the international character and disciplinary expertise of the editorial board.

Akropolis is published annually by the Center for Hellenic Studies, based in Podgorica, Montenegro.

Papers in all fields of Hellenic studies and dealing with all periods of Greek culture and civilization, as well as comparative studies, are welcome. All submissions will go through a double-blind review process.

Please submit your paper through the online system, following the instructions.

Alternatively, please send your paper via email.